Take the Work Out of Recycling - Take the Recycling Out At Work. Million+ Recyclers | A Polyco Initiative.
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TAKE THE WORK OUT OF RECYCLING!

We're back to show you how easy it can be to recycle - when you do it at work.

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Hey mom, dad, all you other adults out there,
we asked you to return the favour and recycle your plastics - and you did really good.
But we've returned to tell you you can do better, and it's not gonna take up any more space in your home or time in your day… Because we're coming to work with you!

That's right, we're taking the work out of recycling by taking the recycling out at work.
Think of it as the recycling job you could be doing great at!

let's make it a million

Every time anyone watches one of our ‘educational' videos or likes what we're doing on social media, this big counter goes up - showing a sign of our commitment to getting over a million people recycling regularly.

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Million Plus Recyclers is an initiative to educate everyone about how easy it is to recycle your plastics. We all know it's important, but do we know how simple it really is to help save the planet for the future generations?!

TOGETHER WE CAN REACH A MILLION+

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WHY RECYCLE AT WORK?

- It's a no mess, no fuss approach to doing your part!

Even if you and your work friends do just 1 piece each every day, that's a whole lot of plastic getting recycled.

And when you do it at work you don't have to worry about where to keep it or how to get it collected - that stuff just happens when you're at work - because that's someone else's job:)

Remember when we asked you to
return the favour and recycle your plastics, at home?

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Looking for recycling collection near you?

We've got this cool map of all the places you can get your recycling collected or where you can drop it off or where people can help.

Looking for recycling collection near you?

We've got this cool map of all the places you can get your recycling collected or where you can drop it off or where people can help.

WANT TO KNOW SOME OTHER COOL THINGS?

HOW TO RECYCLE AT HOME

HOW TO RECYCLE AT HOME

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It’s Easier Than Math Homework

Take a moment to learn how we can keep plastic out of the environment together by recycling at home.

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HOW TO RECYCLE AT SCHOOL

HOW TO RECYCLE AT SCHOOL

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Class Project: Clean Up The Planet

Learn how to invest in the future generation with our handy guide for recycling at school.

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HOW TO RECYCLE AT WORK

HOW TO RECYCLE AT WORK

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It's So Easy, Even Adults Can Do It

Want your workplace to start recycling? We've got some tips that will jumpstart the process and make it easy.

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We've got so many ways we can help you figure how to recycle and help us clean up the place.

Here's how to MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD!

- We've even made THAT really, really, really easy!

Just click DOWNLOAD & SHARE your favourite messages to your community WhatsApp group to encourage your neighbourhood to recyle.

WHAT IS A
MILLION +

The Million + mission is actually kinda simple: Get one Million Plus South Africans to join the plastic recycling movement and commit to recycling so we can all get back to a healthier and better world for everyone.

Basically, we want to get rid of plastic waste in our environment and to make recycling the normal thing for every South African. And it's really easy, so easy in fact, even kids can do it.

A POLYCO
INITIATIVE

Polyco (PRO NPC) is a non-profit company focused on turning used plastic packaging into a valuable resource that works for our economy.

Our mission is to reduce the number of plastics going to landfill and to end plastic waste in the environment.

Polyco does this by collaborating with various stakeholders, by investing in innovation and recycling infrastructure in South Africa, and by educating both the industry and the consumer about recycling.

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WHAT IS A
MILLION +

The Million + mission is actually kinda simple: Get one Million Plus South Africans to join the plastic recycling movement and commit to recycling so we can all get back to a healthier and better world for everyone.

Basically, we want to get rid of plastic waste in our environment and to make recycling the normal thing for every South African. And it's really easy, so easy in fact, even kids can do it.

A POLYCO
INITIATIVE

Polyco (PRO NPC) is a non-profit company focused on turning used plastic packaging into a valuable resource that works for our economy.

Our mission is to reduce the number of plastics going to landfill and to end plastic waste in the environment.

Polyco does this by collaborating with various stakeholders, by investing in innovation and recycling infrastructure in South Africa, and by educating both the industry and the consumer about recycling.

polyco.co.za Download

Frequently asked
questions

Follow these 5 steps – it’s super simple!

1. When you shop, choose items in packaging that shows that the packaging can be recycled. This can be in the form of a recycling symbol (a triangle created with an arrow) or it will say on the packaging ‘recyclable’ or ‘not recyclable’.

2. The key to home recycling is your storage and bin setup. You’ll need one bin for general household waste and then a bin or space where you can place your recycling bag. Or you can divide your current bin in to two, place your normal household waste in one side, and your recyclable waste on the other side. Here’s a video to show you how.

3. Rinse your used plastic packaging to remove food or drink from contaminating the recyclables. Remember to rinse them in used dishwashing water so that you don’t waste water.

4. Put your recyclables into a clear refuse bags; general household waste goes into the black bag.

5. Put your bags out on your curb on the days that your recycling service collects in your area or take your recyclables to the nearest recycling drop off point.

See the map above to see where you can recycle in your neighbourhood!

Alternatively check your local municipality’s website or use this these links:

https://sst.org.za/maps/recycling-and-waste-locations/

https://www.mywaste.co.za/web/mywaste-widgets.asp

And remember, don’t hesitate to ask your neighbours or friends who recycle, to tell you where they take their recycling!

 

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